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Summer SoundsFrom Friday, June 1 through Friday, September 7, the Summer Sounds In The Historic District free music series delivers sweet tunes at nearly a dozen locations in Old City, Society Hill and along the Delaware River waterfront.


Produced by VISIT PHILADELPHIA in partnership with Veteran Freshman, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, Historic Philadelphia, Inc., Wawa Welcome America and the Philadelphia Jazz Project, these musical events will pop up at more than a dozen different locations in Philadelphia’s Historic District — all for free, all summer long.


Listen up for Street Corner Symphonies by the Philadelphia Jazz Project. These small, but mighty musical ensembles will do their thing at popular spots throughout the Historic District on select weekdays June through August.


These Pop-Up locations include:
    ▪    Museum of the American Revolution
    ▪    The Bourse
    ▪    Betsy Ross House
    ▪    National Constitution Center
    ▪    African American Museum In Philadelphia
    ▪    National Museum of American Jewish History
    ▪    Christ Church
    ▪    Spruce Street Harbor Park
    ▪    Independence Visitors Center Café
    ▪    Franklin Square
    ▪    Spruce Street Harbor Park
    ▪    SummerFest Lodge At Penn's Landing

The participating performers in order of performance includes:
    ▪    Old City Sax Quartet
    ▪    Josh Lee Trio
    ▪    Tim Price Trio
    ▪    Big Brass 4tet
    ▪    Victor North Group




Old City Sax QuartetThe Old City Sax Quartet is a newly formed ensemble, which consists of master reedman, Derrick El: Alto Sax, Terry Lawson: Tenor Sax, Elliot Levin: Soprano & Tenor Sax and Tim Price: Baritone Sax. Between them there is over 150 years of musical experiences within this group. Summer Sounds In The Historic District provides us with the opportunity to experience this special group.







Josh LeeJosh Lee is a multi-instrumentalist who specializes in soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxopones. Lee is a graduate of Temple University - Boyer College of Music. Josh has performed with ensembles like Jazz Orchestra of Philadelphia, Norman David and the Eleventet and the New York Classics. He is co-founder of Jazz Lives Philadelphia and leads Josh Lee and the Family, The Life Brass Band and the Jazz Lives Philadelphia Big Band.






Tim Price TrioTim Price is a saxophonist, educator and composer from Reading, Pennsylvania and he teaches jazz saxophone at the New School University in New York City. During his career, Price has performed with musicians like Bennie Green, Lew Tabackin, Ray Drummond, Jon Mayer, Don Patterson, Alan Dawson, Bill Doggett and many others. Tim Price breathes fire through his horn. Enjoy the heat.






Big Brass 4tetBig Brass 4tet is an ensemble formed expressly for this Pop-Up concert series. The members of this group are composers who write their own music and are all leaders of their own groups. Summer Sounds In The Historic District provides us with the opportunity to experience this special group. Big Brass 4tet consists of Rob H. Henderson: Drums, Dan Nosheny: Tuba/Sousaphone, Frank Rein: Trombone and Koof ibi Umoren: Trumpet.






Victor NorthVictor North is a tenor saxophonist and composer, who migrated south from Alaska to Philadelphia to immerse himself in our rich jazz culture. Since his arrival, he’s worked with Mickey Roker, Charles Fambrough, John Swana, Terell Stafford, Jimmy Bruno, Duane Eubanks, Elio Villafranca, Orrin Evans and and for nearly 15 years has collaborated with organist, Lucas Brown, who together, with drummer, Wayne Smith Jr. comprised the modern organ trio, Three Blind Mice. Since October, Victor has been heard at Chris' Jazz Cafe every Friday Late Night with his trio through the end June.



For Info about Summer Sounds in the Historic District visit The VISIT PHILADELPHIA Website.


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Philadelphia Jazz Project is a sponsored project of the Culture Trust | Greater Philadelphia, with funding provided by The Philadelphia Foundation.


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